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Scottish parliamentary motion supports gay comic book wedding

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  1. Dr Robin Guthrie 28 May 2012, 3:08pm

    All well and good Scottish Parliament, however what about marriage for REAL GAY PEOPLE.

    You know. Your constituents, brothers, sisters et all.

    I wonder what Bish Cardinal O’Bigot will make of this one….?

    1. Well, I think the motion considered that – it included in its words:

      “… agrees that same-sex marriage should not be restricted to the world of literature and fantasy”

      Ergo – we want equal marriage in Scotland.

      I think this was a timely, appropriate and contemporary opportunity to raise the profile of the need for equal marriage in Scotland.

      1. Dr Robin Guthrie 28 May 2012, 8:38pm

        I think the fact that these politicians think it FUN to allude my loving relationship with my CP partner akin to a cartoon character whilst they listen to arses such as O’Brien offensive in preventing me FULL equality.

        Personally. I find this move offensive. As If I am a joke.

        1. I agree with Dr Robin Guthrie. While I’m glad Mary Fee and the other MSPs who signed this motion support marrige equality, I feel this motion does at the very least make it seem less serious an issue by using this comic as reference. After all, she didn’t even take the matter seriously enough when she couldn’t even bother to reply to me when I wrote to her a few months ago about it as one of her constituents.

    2. Mary Fee doesn’t seem particularly interested in her constituents, as I’ve explained in my post further down.

  2. GulliverUK 28 May 2012, 3:09pm

    I haven’t read comics since I was about 7 — quite a while ago, but this is beginning to peak my interest.

    I see you can get copy #51 mailed to you when it comes out.
    http://forbiddenplanet.com/86292-astonishing-x-men-51/
    and I may even do that, either as a souvenir or memorabilia.

    Screw the bigots – they indoctrinate people in faiths schools year in year out, and they don’t promote unity in society. Teaching kids NOT to hate, but to integrate, and get alone with one another is the most important thing. As for One Millions Moms – more like 47,000 right-wing religious zealots.

  3. I might actually read that comic, it’s great to see homosexuality in a positive light in what is usually considered a “tough guy” dominated genre.

    1. Christopher 28 May 2012, 4:37pm

      Yeah – tough guys without genetilia!! I wonder why it is we live in a world where Wonder Woman wears form-fitting short shorts, and Superman is like Ken in the crotch department… Seriously, why the double standard?

  4. Mary Fee is one of my direct representatives as a West Scotland MSP, yet when I wrote to her (and my other 7 MSPs) in February to ask their views on marriage equality, she was one of the ones who didn’t even bother to reply.

    While I’m glad she supports marriage equality, and she’s signed the Equality Network’s Equal Marriage Pledge, I’m annoyed that she didn’t even bother to reply to me as one of her constituents, and someone who helped put her in her job in the first place, since I voted Labour in the regional list vote – not again, though.

    Also, while I agree with the sentiment behind this motion, I feel that it’s taking some of the seriousness away from the issue. She could have simply submitted a motion about marriage equality without referring to the comic book.

    1. I would be feeling narked not to get a response from an elected member I wrote to.

      I think she perhaps was looking for a memorable or distinct way to demonstrate her support.

      1. I just hate that she is an elected politician who directly represents me, yet ignored her own constituent while she can make a grand gesture like this, which draws attention to herself!

        Stewart Maxwell is another West Scotland MSP who did reply to me in February, but he said he was waiting until the consultation was finished and the reuslts published before making his mind up.

        However, according to the Equality Network’s pledge, he said in March that he was in favour of it and intends to vote for it, if the Scot Gov brings forward legislation.

        This really makes me so angry that an MSP can say one thing to a constituent and another to an equal rights group. Even if he made up his mind after replying to me at first, why not send me another e-mail to say so?

        I know it’s not really the point of this article, and I am glad they are in favour of it, but I’m just annoyed at the contempt these politicians show to their constituents.

  5. I hate to be the party pooper but, whilst this is a great development, suddenly this run of Astonishing X-Men is godawful and the way they have written Kyle makes him completely unlikeable. Such a waste. Read Stormwatch instead to watch Midnighter and Apollo slowly develop their relationship (again). Hottest couple in comics…

  6. ohh please make this apart of the next X Men movie! lol

    nice to see gay characters out and proud …kids who read these finally have good fictional role models and characters they can relate to. Perhaps the next generation is the one with the final push that at least makes most of the western world equal socially and with legal rights.

    Wow i’m in super positive mood today XD

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